Okay so I need some help...
I have not been able to lose for a while. This past month I have only lost 1 lb with fasted cardio in the morning 5 days a week and lifting at night 5 days a week-- I take in 1300-1400 calories a day with an average day of 50-60% carbs, 30-40% protein and about 10-15% fat. I eat very clean.
Bfast is always 1/2 cup oatmeal w/ 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
Snack is apple/yogurt or just a big apple depending on the time I have to eat
Lunch is usually soup which is always low fat and high in protein around 250cals plus 16 baby carrots
snack(pre-workout) is then usually a chicken sausage- 110 cals with tons of protein and like 5 grams of fat. or a banana and yogurt depending on what I had earlier in the day.
then my supper (post workout) is usually 4-5 oz chicken breast and 4tbsp of popcorn that I pop without anything on it.
or a sandwich and apple if I have class.
This comes out to 1300-1400 cals depending on the day. Some days I may get up to 1500 on occasion but not very often.
I do around 40minutes of cycling in the morning and then lift for about an hour at night. I do 2 heavy days a lower and an upper body power day (usually 5 reps x 3-5 sets) and then 3 days of higher reps broken into lower body, shoulders/arms and chest/back which I which is usually 20 x 3 sets of each exercise.
In 2005 I did have some issues and got down to about 95 lbs which killed my metabolism I know but now I am up to about 137 lbs and have been lifting and eating right for a couple of years. I would have thought my metabolism would have been repaired by now?? I am stronger than I ever have been and know I have put on a lot of muscle. I don't want to do any kind of bulk because it takes me forever to lose even 5 lbs and I have high enough body fat right now that I don't need to add any. I would like to get to about 130 which I know would make me a solid if I could just get rid of the fat!
I take a multi-vitamin, aloe vera, b6 and b12, calcium/vit d...I don't drink coffee anymore because I have an ulcer and I don't drink pop either. I drink on average about 60 oz of water a day.
I am limited on my cardio, I can't run or do anything like that because from running too much and over pronating I now have chronic compartment syndrome. I can only do elliptical or cycle and I prefer cycling.
Any ideas? I am afraid to add calories because it seems when I do I just gain weight! It's very strange, like my body is super sensitive....??
Thank you for any advice
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